Crestwood Blog

Power BI
William Schroeder
William Schroeder

Moving from Crystal Reports and SSRS to Power BI

We have been asked by many clients about moving their existing business intelligence solutions to the modern Microsoft Power BI platform, and most of those inquiries involve some combination of Crystal Reports and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) reports.  One question we are often asked in those discussions is, “how do we migrate our existing … Read more

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William Schroeder
William Schroeder

How to Connect Business Central to External Systems (API Set Up)

The icing on the cake of a great ERP system lies in its customizability. APIs allow users to connect Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central to external services, eliminating the need for constant back-and-forth between systems. With Dynamics 365 Business Central, users are able to connect Web Services using a point-to-point connection between their ERP and … Read more

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GP Bug Fix Black Boxes
Georgia Stewart
Georgia Stewart

Black Boxes Update (Bug Fix for Dynamics GP Report Writer)

As we mentioned in a previous blog, users printing from Report Writer (including checks!) were experiencing an error: black boxes instead of images. This problem spanned across a number of Microsoft products. (Photo credit: Justin Sutton, Dynamics GP Support Team) The Solution The fix is here! The latest update (released March 18th, 2021) includes the … Read more

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Tax Time
Jen
Jen

Simplify Tax Preparations with Deluxe Checks

Save time by ordering pre-formatted tax forms and checks for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Dynamics SL. Crestwood Associates has partnered with Deluxe Checks offering you a Priority Service Code on all orders of IRS-approved tax forms, checks, invoices, and more.  With this Priority code, you’ll receive special offers, discounts, and ease of ordering Dynamics related … Read more

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Customer Source
Mary Lenehan
Mary Lenehan

So Long, CustomerSource: What’s New for Microsoft Help Documentation

As we stroll through the tech graveyard, fondly remembering obsolete systems and tools (we hardly knew you, Skype for Business!), we notice that a fresh plot of land has been tilled, and the tombstone reads “Microsoft CustomerSource.” Here’s what happens when you click on your old CustomerSource bookmarks: Yes, that’s right – CustomerSource is now … Read more

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Tabri Tandy
Tabri Tandy

Warehousing Levels in Business Central (a Deep Dive into the Various Location Tiers)

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, there are various tiers to the Warehouse or Distribution management. This blog post can be used to get a general understanding of the different tiers as Microsoft defines them. Something to keep in mind: “locations” in Business Central (synonymous with “warehouse” in the common vernacular) can be set up … Read more

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Bug
Georgia Stewart
Georgia Stewart

Important GP Bug Report: Black Boxes and Dynamics GP Report Writer

What Happened? Many users are reporting a problem with Microsoft Dynamics GP after the latest update: when you attempt print using Report Writer reports, black boxes instead of images appear on the reports. The following Windows updates (all from March) were affected: “KB5000808” “KB5000809” “KB5000802” “KB5000803” “KB5000812” “KB5000822” This only affects Report Writer reports (Word … Read more

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Lauren Christoff
Lauren Christoff

Employee Retention Credits: Extended and Expanded Opportunities (Webinar Recording)

This event has passed, but you can still view the recording! View the Recording   The Employee Retention Credit (“ERC”) is a refundable payroll tax credit for wages paid and health coverage provided by employers whose operations were either fully or partially suspended due to a COVID-19-related governmental order, or that experienced a significant reduction … Read more

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New features
Jen
Jen

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2020 New Features

Microsoft has outdone themselves again with all the customer requested and new features in the latest 2020 version of Dynamics GP.  Along with all the enhancements, they have screenshots, detailed information, and user comments with each and every feature.  Below, are the links to the individual pages. Financial Enhancements Non-Employee Compensation (NEC) for 1099 form … Read more

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Acumatic 2021 R1
Jen
Jen

What’s Coming:  Acumatica 2021 R1

Save Time with Superior Usability Acumatica continues to enhance the user interface and flexible workflows. In 2021 R1, there is new mobile image recognition capabilities, better side panels, improved notifications and dashboards. Create CRM contacts from business cards using mobile image recognition AP Document recognition inventory ID search Navigate to external URLs from generic inquiry … Read more

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William Schroeder
William Schroeder

Webinar (5/5): You NEED Power Platform… and Here’s Why!

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT   If you have a computer (and I suspect you do!) you may have heard about Power Platform. Then you may have scrolled by, thinking you don’t have a use for it. But you probably do! Microsoft Power Platform is a group of products offered … Read more

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Dynamics Upgrades in Waves
Amber
Amber Tselios

A First Look at Dynamics 365 Business Central 2021 Wave 1

Gone are the days of once-per-decade upgrades for Microsoft Dynamics products – Business Central is committed to twice-yearly updates called “waves.” April 1st, 2021 marks the general release of the latest wave – 2021 wave 1. Microsoft is promising to bring hundreds of new features in this release, spanning across all the Dynamics 365 applications, … Read more

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Lauren Christoff
Lauren Christoff

Webinar (4/14): Acumatica 2021 R1 – New Features & Upgrades

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (CDT) Register here!    Wait until you see what’s in store for this new release! Highlights of the major usability updates, like side panels on entry screens and auto-refresh High-level overview of new native Payroll module Massive updates to the Manufacturing Edition New reporting options And … Read more

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Crestwood MVP award winners
Amber
Amber Tselios

Crestwood’s Rockstars Boast Six New Acumatica MVP Awards for 2020

Sure, Tom Brady just scored his fifth Super Bowl MVP award. However, Acumatica recently announced its latest slate of Acumatica MVPs, and the Crestwood Associates team brought home six MVPs! So, who’s the real G.O.A.T.* here? This marks the second consecutive year in which Crestwood was the most awarded company; i.e. no other Acumatica partner … Read more

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Lauren Christoff
Lauren Christoff

Processing AP Invoices Using Office 365 and Microsoft Teams (Webinar Recording)

This event has passed, but you can still view the recording! View the Recording   Come join us to learn how Microsoft Office 365 and Teams together with DynamicPoint’s Invoice Automation app, EasyAP365, can be used to automate each step in your organization’s AP Invoice process. The agenda will include: Invoice Submission OCR Review and … Read more

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